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12 Feb 2020
The Delegation of the Ministry of Internal Affairs of the Republic of Kosovo, respectively the Office of the National Coordinator against Trafficking in Human Beings, and other members of Kosovo’s National Authority, held a regular meeting with...
22 Jan 2020
Women’s and children’s rights have been repeatedly violated on many points in Turkey, and now lawmakers aim to cause them more harm. In 2014, the Turkish president said equality between men and women is 'against nature'. In 2016, he also said a...
11 Dec 2019
The stop-start trial of Titi, Constantin Radu, and 25 other men has gone on for more than nine years. The 66-year-old man and his gang are accused of trafficking Romanian Roma minors to Western Europe for a  life of forced criminality, panhandling...
26 Nov 2019
Children face violence and abuse everyday; every fourth girl in Jamaica and every fifth girl in Europe has been a victim of sexual harassment. Unfortunately, sport is one of the most common areas where violence against and abuse of children takes...
19 Nov 2019
In 2018, almost 15,000 cases of child abuse and neglect were reported by the General Directorate of Social Assistance and Child Protection. A report written by Save the Children Romania, together with the Romanian Ombusdman, showed that 94% of these...
14 Nov 2019
Facebook (and Instagram) removed millions of posts between July and September because they break their hate speech and child exploitation guidelines: 11.6 million posts due to child sexual exploitation, 7 million for hate speech violations, 5.2 for...
24 Oct 2019
National Anti-Trafficking Coordinators and Rapporteurs from 42 countries across the Council and Europe and OSCE region, met on 22–23 October 2019, to discuss, among other things, the protection of child victims. Valiant Richey, OSCE Special...
09 Oct 2019
The Council of Europe's Group of Experts on Trafficking in Human Beings (GRETA) has acknowledged Switzerland's progress on identification and protection of human trafficking victims, but at the same time called for further measures to tackle the...
27 Sep 2019
Strict laws on child pornography are in force in Italy. For taking inappropriate photos of her children at just three years and 18 months old, their mother was sentenced to three years in prison. Police have closed with a complaint against the...
26 Sep 2019
According to the ILO, some 40 million people are victims of slavery (70% of whom are women): 25 million people in forced labour, and 15 million in forced marriage. Recently, 165 suspected victims of slavery from Bulgaria were discovered working for...

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